We support the Armed Forces including active military families, Gold Star Families and military family survivors, veterans, and others by providing these dedicated servicemen and women and their families with outdoor park experiences.
The best way to benefit from and care for America’s beloved parks is to ensure that ALL people have access to them and appreciate their importance in our daily lives. Unfortunately, current park visitor demographics do not reflect the rich diversity of our country’s population. That’s why National Park Trust works every day to help communities around the nation feel welcome, prepared, and inspired to carry on the American tradition of enjoying and stewarding our public lands and waters.
The National Park Trust in partnership with National Park Service, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), U.S. Forest Service, Our Military Kids, Department of Defense, and the USO is providing meaningful and impactful park experiences for active military and gold star families across the country. The goal of these collaborations is to encourage military-connected men and women and their children to discover and explore their local, state, and national parks and to experience the educational and health benefits of the great outdoors while developing lifelong outdoor recreation habits.
A Day on the Shenandoah River with Military Families
On Saturday, April 2nd, we teamed up with the National Park Service (NPS), Our Military Kids, Trout Unlimited, Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, and KBP Foods to hold a fishing event for military families at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Park Experience Resources For Troops & Their Families
This page includes a map that shows parks and their proximity to military installations, access to free park passes, information on the ParkPassport app, and information on pathways to NPS careers for veterans and military spouses.
Military Survivors Get Out to National Forests
Throughout 2021, we have partnered with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to support survivors of military loss through outdoor experiences.
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To learn more about our military family programs or how you can support this work, contact Ivan Levin, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-279-7275 ext. 18.